Some of the wonderful carvings created by my students on my stone carving masterclass at the Hepworth Wakefield. Well done everyone.
Revisited the Pack Horse the other day, it looked lovely in such an autumnal setting. The sculpture is situated between Marsden and Slaithewaite on the Pack Horse trail.
Had a lovely evening at the opening of the MAFA Small Works Exhibition at the Portico Library yesterday. Lots of fine work by other MAFA members to see.
Just some of the great relief carvings sculpted by the students on my latest stone carving workshop at Pontefract castle. Well done to everyone.
Had a wonderful day at the 20th anniversary of the creation of the Stourton Stone Circle. And was an honour to unveil the plaque commissioned by the Leodis Pagan Circle. I was able to explain the details of the stones when I carved them all those years ago. I would like to thank the Leodis Pagan Circle members for keeping the site in excellant condition and for inviting me to speak to them.
An exhibition by the Yorkshire Sculptors Group
Paula Chambers / Liadin Cooke / Cath Graham / Carole Griffiths / George Hainsworth / Lucy M Hainsworth / Christine Halsey / Terence Hammill / Vincent James / Barry Midgeley / Suzanne North / Victoria Ferrand Scott / Scott Senogles / Linda Thompson / Melanie Wilks
Preview: Thursday 7th September, 4.30 - 7pm
(Free parking next to the gallery after 4pm)
Exhibition: 4th - 29th September, Mon - Fri 10am - 4pm
Dye House Gallery
Great Horton Road
OUTSIDE IN recently reinstalled with a sandstone base. Inspired by the external architecture of Beverley Cathedral.
S E P A R A T I O N
Exhibition of sculptures and objects by the
YORKSHIRE SCULPTORS GROUP
Dye House Gallery Bradford College
Great Horton Road BD7 1AY
4 September to 29 September 2017
THURSDAY 7 SEPTEMBER 16.30 - 19.00
(Free parking next to the gallery after 4 pm. All welcome)
In this, their second exhibition on the theme of Separation,
the YSG explore the notion of what it means to be ‘separated’
and consider the existential idea of the individual (or the object)
being alone, unique and possibly absurd.
The YSG can be contacted at yorkshiresculptorsgroup.org
Coming to the Private View by car? Drive along Thornton Road B6145 out of city centre,
turn left up Tumbling Hill Street, left again on Carlton Street to barrier (open after 4pm),
left again to car park. The Gallery is at the back of the Lister Building.
DATES 16 September 2017 - 17 September 2017Master stone sculptor Melanie Wilks leads a two-day masterclass, creating unique limestone carvings for your home or garden inspired by Barbara Hepworth’s use of the direct stone carving method. This is a rare chance to explore the legacy of Barbara Hepworth and gain first-hand understanding of the sculptural processes Hepworth pursued, using fine limestone and traditional handheld tools.
Working with the stone intuitively and understanding each block of stone has its own unique characteristics to work with, you will initiate a number of sketches and drawings considering sculptural forms and shapes.
You are welcome to bring your own ideas and drawings with you or take inspiration from the works in the gallery. You will then work in The Calder, where you will be provided with traditional Stone-Carving tools like mallets and chisels with which to carve a block of limestone.
You will sand and refine your sculpture on the second day, ensuring it is completed within the two days. Limestone sculptures are durable and long-lasting, by the end of the masterclass you will have produced a sculpture which will have a place in your home for years to come.
It is advised that you wear comfortable, sturdy shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting a bit dusty. Aprons will be provided.
BOOK YOUR PLACEHalf of the allocated places are offered to Members at the discounted rate of 25% off, sold on a first come, first served basis. Become a Member.
Book your place online or if you have any questions or special requirements then don't hesitate to get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 01924 247398.
ABOUT THE TUTORMelanie Wilks is a stone sculptor who produces public and private commissions. The practice of direct stone carving is a rare craft and Melanie is a keen advocate for the method, delivering workshops in the method around the country. Her sculptures often take the form of publicly sited sculptures and over the past 25 years Melanie’s works have been based in towns, parks and public spaces in and around Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire.